Reddit user mike_pants posted a short GIF of what was presumably intended to be a chocolate fountain at a holiday party he attended. However, unlike a properly functioning dessert fountain with ooey-gooey melted chocolate cascading from tier to tier, it was an epic, hilariously disgusting disaster that can really only be described in one word: diarrhetic.
It's unclear what exactly went wrong here, though some preliminary research on the websites of several chocolate fountain manufacturers suggests it was likely a viscosity issue caused by either using the wrong kind of chocolate or under-melting it before filling the base. However, as gross as the incident may have been, it inspired some brilliant ideas from fellow Redditors, who have subsequently proposed a wide range of fountains for similarly goopy foodstuffs like clam chowder, sloppy joe, and chili.
Frankly, they may be onto something.